UEFA issue statement after attacks on Anthony Taylor


UEFA have released a statement condemning behaviour towards referees following the confrontation between Roma fans and Anthony Taylor. The English official was in charge of prickly Europa League final that saw 13 yellow cards issued and a number of incidents throughout, and after the game. Taylor was later confronted by a number of Giallorossi supporters when leaving Budapest airport and had to be escorted into a safe area while security dealt with the incident.

Following the ugly scenes, UEFA have released a statement condemning the behaviour towards Taylor and noting that they will assess the incident for future events:

“UEFA vehemently condemns violent behaviour directed towards its referee Anthony Taylor and his family. Such actions are unacceptable and undermine the spirit of fair play and respect that UEFA upholds.

“Referees play a crucial role in ensuring the integrity and fairness of the game, and their safety and well-being are of utmost importance.

“UEFA maintains a close collaboration with local police and airport security, however we are constantly striving to enhance security measures for officials in co-ordination with local authorities.

“We will carefully assess the incident and incorporate valuable insight into our future event planning processes.”


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